Swanson escapee taken into custody

Update: This escapee has been taken into custody. (Source: MGN)
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CADDO PARISH, La. (Louisiana State Police) - Update: This escapee has been taken into custody.

Original Story:

Louisiana State Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a juvenile, 16-year-old Kelvin Williams, who escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center in Monroe.

According to police, Williams, incarcerated for attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm, has a history of firearm-related offenses and is considered dangerous.

On July 19, 2019, at approximately 4:30 a.m., LSP officials say Williams and another juvenile escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center. During their escape, the juveniles burglarized a vehicle and stole a cell phone. At approximately 11:00 p.m., police arrested the other juvenile in Shreveport.

Williams' last known address is in the Shreveport/Bossier area. He is a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs approximately 165 pounds.

Williams now holds active warrants for simple escape and simple burglary.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Williams is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop G at 318-741-7411 or their local law enforcement agency.